Environment

Alleged wildlife smuggling kingpin jailed in Thailand

May 11, 2018

An anti-trafficking group says a court in Thailand has sentenced a Thai man believed to be a kingpin in the illicit wildlife trade to 2 ½ years in prison for smuggling rhinoceros horns

China monthly car sales pick up in April; EV sales double

May 11, 2018

Chinese car sales rise 11 percent in April as growth in world's biggest auto market picks up steam

Scientists say Chinese-backed dam risks orangutan habitat

May 4, 2018

Scientists are calling for cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydro dam in Indonesia which threatens the habitat of a newly discovered orangutan species numbering only 800 animals

Singapore euthanizes 27-year-old polar bear born in tropics

Apr 25, 2018

Inuka, the world's first polar bear born in the tropics, has been euthanized by the Singapore Zoo

Chinese automaker plans electric car production in SAfrica

Apr 25, 2018

Chinese automaker BAIC announces plans to produce electric cars in South Africa as Beijing auto show highlights China's growing role in the emerging technology

Asian elephants said at risk from Chinese demand for skin

Apr 24, 2018

A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing a threat to Asia's wild herds even greater than the ivory trade

China auto show highlights industry's electric ambitions

Apr 22, 2018

Global automakers are showcasing their efforts to create electric cars for China's fast-growing but crowded market at their industry's biggest show of the year

Thai court acquits northeastern gold mine protesters

Apr 19, 2018

A court in Thailand has found seven environmental activists not guilty of violating a law on public gatherings that imposes severe penalties for actions that disrupt public services

Philippines to shut polluted isle Duterte called a cesspool

Apr 5, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the temporary closure of Boracay island resort after saying the waters off its famed white-sand beaches had become a "cesspool" due to overcrowding and development

Oil spill that caused Indonesia fire was due to broken pipe

Apr 5, 2018

Police say an oil spill that sickened hundreds in an Indonesian port city was due to a broken pipe that the state-owned energy company was using to transfer crude oil

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